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Betty Friedan (1921–2006)

Betty Friedan was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Bettye Naomi Goldstein. She was an actress, known for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995), The Mike Douglas Show (1961) and The David Frost Show (1969). She was married to Carl Friedan. She died on February 4, 2006 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Author / Herself - Feminist Author / Herself - Ex-President of NOW
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 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
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- Rip Van Winkle (2000) ... Thunder Mountain Woman (voice)
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Article: "Why Men Die Young....And Why You'll Live Longer", "Playboy" (USA), April 1995, p.62-66+86+151-152. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Men don't think with their penises any more than women think with their vaginas. When men are freed from masculine stereotypes like not being able to cry, then they will be liberated too.


Her emphatic belief that women should have equal rights but not at the expense of alienating men distinguished her from many feminist leaders who emerged later. See more »

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